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Today we can look back on an exciting college football championship game and several NFL playoff games. And as much as we would always like our team to be on top, there are always winners and losers. Two teams play their hearts out for us to see



We are called by God to take responsibility for our actions. Hard fact, simple truth. So, what do you do when you realize that although you thought and truly believed that you were right in your words or actions, in reality, you were wrong? A most common


Look Forward

At the end of yesterday, and the Epiphany, most of us packed Christmas away for another year. We have looked back over this past year with emotions of all kinds. But now is the time to really look forward. What will 2022 bring for you? Will you

Look Forward2022-01-11T18:11:47+00:00


This cold, rainy day offers time for relaxation inside and takes my thoughts to this twelfth day of Christmas or as we celebrate in our Christian calendar, Epiphany. This day marks the official end of our Christmas season and sets our sights on Lent. This is also



Day 3 of the New year is already here. Reality check – how are you doing on those resolutions or promises for change that you made? I think someone made a wise statement on New Year’s morning when they truthfully said, “Here’s to pretending that anything changes


Missing Piece

After celebrating the birth of Jesus and spending the past few days with family and friends, last night Pam and I decided to slow down and put together a new puzzle. I love cats, so the one we chose was very appropriate. We worked diligently and finished

Missing Piece2021-12-29T17:25:14+00:00

The Older I Get

There comes a time in life when you just have to sit back and question. And before I begin to pontificate, if you are a millennial, you might want to stop reading now because you probably will not understand or at a minimum disagree. The older I

The Older I Get2021-12-29T17:28:55+00:00

Why Do I Celebrate?

Why do I celebrate Christmas? It is simple. In Luke 2: 10-11, the angel of the LORD said, “ I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he

Why Do I Celebrate?2021-12-29T17:30:38+00:00


Early this morning I was thinking about all I had to do today and in the days ahead. So many things pulling me in so many different directions. And Satan wants me to believe that my life comes first. And just as quickly, God's gentle, yet firm



What a week! Looking back, this past week might have been one that could be described with the words “shock and awe” – not in military terms but simply that we were stunned and amazed at the things that happened. Living in the South, where football reigns

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